The police have launched an investigation after six suspects stormed a bed and breakfast in Soshanguve, where a gathering was being held, and opened fire, killing two people and injuring nine others

According to the police, the suspects were armed with rifles and pistols when they stormed the small lodge in Soshanguve, Block V, Pretoria, on Sunday evening.

The suspects fled the scene in a silver Toyota Avanza and White Mercedes Benz, police spokesperson Captain Stephen Maluleka said in a statement.

The shooting reportedly took place at around 21:30.

Maluleka added a social club had held a gathering at the time of the shooting.

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“No one has been arrested and the motive for the brutal killing and the shooting remains unclear, ” he said.